Aperture 3.1.1 released – ready for download in Software Update

Apple just dropped a new update to their pro photo management and editing software, Aperture 3 ($188 at Amazon). This new update is version 3.1.1 and it improves overall stability and performance.

A complete list of fixes:

iLife ’11 Compatibility

  • Fixes an issue that could cause iMovie ’11 to stop responding while scanning the Aperture library for video clips.
  • Addresses issues that prevented the Aperture library from appearing in the Media Browser of other applications.


  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when a camera was plugged in to your Mac.
  • Fixes a issue that in rare cases, could cause image files to be deleted when dragging a folder containing both images and text files from the Finder into Aperture.
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent images added to a library using the “Import Folders as Projects and Albums” option from being imported correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that caused Aperture to quit unexpectedly if you cancelled an import when using the “Import Folders as Folders and Projects” option, and when the source folder contained one or more non-image files.
  • Aperture no longer quits unexpectedly when importing an iPhoto library after having opened the import window with an iPad connected.


  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the Aperture First Aid from opening correctly after upgrading a library from 3.0 to 3.1.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture 3.1 to quit unexpectedly while upgrading an Aperture 3.0 library.


  • The Noise Reduction adjustment brick now correctly displays Radius and Edge Detail sliders when applied using a Quick Brush.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Adjustment Presets applied using a keyboard shortcut to reset existing adjustments on an image.
  • Lift & Stamp HUD now correctly displays the word Brushing next to each listed adjustment that has been applied using a brush.

Web Publishing

  • Aperture now correctly sets the “Photos Viewable by” setting for images published to your Flickr Photostream.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to stop responding when deleting a published web album from the source list.
  • Aperture no longer uploads images to Flickr Pro accounts as Web Size when the Size setting in Aperture is Actual Size.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a MobileMe account to be removed from the Aperture source list if the account password was changed at www.me.com.


  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when the “Fit Slideshow to Main Soundtrack” button was clicked.


  • Fixes an issue that could sometimes cause Aperture on a computer with Mac OS X v10.5.8 Leopard to stop responding while updating a vault stored on a network volume.

More information at Apple, here.

Find it in your Mac’s Software Update now!

6 thoughts on “Aperture 3.1.1 released – ready for download in Software Update”

  1. Hmm, I’d like to try this out. Do you know if the speed increases in 3.1.1 are comparable to Lightroom? It’s always a back and forth. I guess competition is good.

    • I don’t know, sorry. But both Aperture and Lightroom are great applications. If you’re a Windows user, Aperture is not an option. If you’re on a Mac, try out both Aperture and Lightroom – there are free demo’s available and pick the one that suits your workflow best.

      I like Aperture because it also stores video clips and since I’m not a professional, I like to use the Geotagging (Places) and Faces features to easily look up photos of people I photograph. It also has great integration with the rest of my Mac and a more “Mac’ish” feel to how it works.

      But if Aperture were not around, I would definitely be using Lightroom.

  2. Hi Klaus!
    Thanks for your kind information about this soft. I am a part time photographer and searching for some great softwares about photo editing and mastering, I have tried Photoshop but it’s quite dificult but Aperture is quite easy to use.
    Best Regards,

    • Hi DJ Arif,

      Yes Aperture is quite good, both easy and advanced, depending on how much work you to. What kind of computer are you running Aperture on and do you find it to run at decent speeds?

      • I have got one Laptop(With XP) and one Mac.
        I have using Aperture In Mac. Really it’s quite good and yes I find it to run at decent speeds. How about you?


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